City activist files complaint after seeing internet images of superstar holding national flag upside down.
Social worker Ravindra Brahme (40) has lodged a case against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for disrespecting the national flag during the celebrations that followed the Indian cricket team’s victory in the World Cup final held on on April 2, 2011.
Brahme had recently lodged a case against model Gehna Vashist at the Deccan Gymkhana police station for dishonouring the Tricolour by using it as a bikini in a photoshoot in Mumbai. Gehna was arrested by officials of the Deccan Gymkhana police station on Saturday.
“We have decided to start a movement against people who show disrespect to the Indian flag and if we find such people, we will start registering complaints against them without thinking of their stature,” Brahme said.
“In SRK’s case, I was surfing the net and on one website I found some pictures in which he was waving the Indian flag in Mumbai after India won the cricket World Cup on April 2, 2011. While waving the flag, he ignored the fact that saffron colour was at the bottom and the green colour was on top.”
He said that Khan was a role model and an iconic figure for the youth in the country and so should act responsibly. “If he indulged in such acts, the youth will also emulate him,” Brahme said. “I have registered a case against Khan with the Chatushringi police station and the case has been transferred to the Bandra police station in Mumbai, where Khan resides.”
Police Inspector (Crime) Subhash Nikam of the Chatushringi police station, said: “We have registered the case against Shah Rukh Khan under the relevant sections of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour (Amendment) Act on August 14 after Brahme approached us.
Since the incident had taken place in Mumbai, the case has been transferred to the Bandra police station and the police there will be investigating the matter further.”
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